Full stream ahead: Growth in emerging countries will expand internet connectivity

The global telecommunications sector is a bastion of global growth. The Global Internet Service Providers (ISPs) industry, however, has had its demand siphoned by operators in wireless telecommunications, truncating revenue growth to an extent. Expansion is being propelled by rapid advancements in digital infrastructure and services, particularly in developing economies where internet penetration remains low. The emergence of a plethora of powerful personal and business internet applications has transformed how businesses and consumers operate. Over the next five years, the internet will become an even greater part of the daily lives of consumers and commercial operations of businesses...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$564bn
Annual Growth 13-18
5.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1.8m
Businesses
63,656

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand for broadband internet access and continued investment in wired internet infrastructure have boosted the industry
  • ISPs and telecommunications carriers have invested vast resources to enhance their networks
  • The industry is expected to endure increased price-based competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry follows global internet users with a slight skew toward more developed regions which have more comprehensive digital infrastructure and generally charge higher prices for better service. However, developing regions, without major legislative control, also have major players that dominate a market and charge usurious prices for their services, mitigating this trend. Overall, according to Internet World Stats, as of December 2017, 49.2% of all internet users were based in Asia, 17.3% in Europe, and 10.5% in Latin America, with Africa and North America following at 10.2% and 8.5% respectively. However, due to the aforementioned revenue trends, the origin of industry revenue is vastly different than these estimates...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Internet Service Providers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Internet Service Providers Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global internet usage and GDP of the BRIC nations in the Global Internet Service Providers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Internet Service Providers Industry?

    Industry operators provide internet access via wired networks. Some internet service providers (ISPs) offer extra services such as web hosting, web page designing and connectivity consulting. ISPs may provide local or national coverage to retail clients and deliver backbone services to other ISPs. This industry excludes wireless internet services provided by wireless carriers (see IBISWorld report I5111-GL Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers).

    Industry Products
  • DSL
  • Cable
  • Fiber to the premises
  • Dial up, satellite and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Dial-up internet access services
  • Broadband internet access services
  • Fixed wireless internet access services
  • Internet backbone services, excluding services from wired telecommunications carriers
  • Web hosting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global internet usage
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global per capita income
  • Global number of mobile telephone subscriptions
  • Global research and development funding

  • Current Performance
    Developed regionsEmerging regions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Scale and scopeTechnological opportunities and challengesDevelopment by region
  • Table: Global Internet Service Providers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Internet Service Providers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Business Activities
  • Global Education
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing
  • Global Wired Telecommunication Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • DSL
  • Cable
  • Fiber to the premises
  • Dial up, satellite and other
  • Chart: Global Internet Service Providers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Business
  • Other (Government, academic and nonprofit)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Internet Service Providers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Internet Service Providers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price and service levels
  • Service innovation
  • Service bundling and branding
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Internet Service Providers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc., China Telecommunications Corp.,
  • Table: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Verizon Communications Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Comcast Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: AT&T Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: China Telecommunications Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Internet Service Providers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Internet Service Providers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Percentage of households with internet connection (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • A key performance indicator in telecommunications that indicates whether revenue is due to increased customers or increased usage. ARPU is revenue divided by average number of subscribers.
  • Broadband Internet
  • An always-on internet connection that delivers download data transfer rates equal to or faster than 200 kilobits per second.
  • Bundling
  • A marketing strategy that involves offering several products for sale as one combined product. Purchasing bundled products is typically more cost effective than separately purchasing products.
  • Dial-Up Internet
  • A transient internet connection that delivers download data transfer rates of less than 200 kilobits per second. Dial-up is often referred to as narrowband.
  • Fiber-To-The-Home (Ftth)
  • An internet connection where fiber reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a home. It is sometimes called fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP).
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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